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Riot and MLB Advanced Media Ink High Dollar eSports Streaming Deal

Riot Games has unveiled a deal with BAMTech, which is a subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, for the streaming rights of League of Legends esports competitions. The contract runs through the 2023 season, and BAMTech is guaranteeing at least…
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Will Overwatch Stay Friendly Now That It Has a Competitive Mode?

Overwatch breathed new life into the gaming industry with its technicolor optimism and vibrant personality. Reviews gushed about the game’s layered gameplay and surprising accessibility. On top of all of that, the community was surprisingly supportive, building newer players…
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mYinsanity Announces All-Female Heroes of the Storm Team

mYinsanity, an eSports organization that supports four international teams for StarCraft 2, HearthStone, Heroes of the Storm, and Smash Melee, announced they are adding an all-female Heroes of the Swarm team. The “Heroines of the Swarm” team is made up…
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Twitch Testing Animated Chat Icons That Cost Money Called Cheering

Twitch, one of the largest video game broadcasting platforms, is introducing a new chat feature called Cheering. A Cheer is a chat message that uses Bits, which are animated emotes that users can buy. Twitch says that the streamers you Cheer…
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PAX East 2016: “Competition for All” and the State of Women in eSports

eSports are here to stay, and that was made especially clear at PAX East 2016, where games like League of Legends, Overwatch, and Battleborn had a massive presence. While much of the convention was looking forward to the exciting future…
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Riot Doles Out Death Sentence to Team Dragon Knights, Team Impulse, Team Renegades

North American League of Legends competitive teams Team Dragon Knights, Team Impulse, and Team Renegades have been banned from participating in any future Riot-sponsored League of Legends contests. Riot released details of their investigation into serious accusations against the…
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Surveys Differ Widely on How Involved Women Are in eSports

A new survey by PwC found that 22 percent of women surveyed say they’re involved in eSports, while only 18 percent of men say they’re involved. This reports comes right after Nielsen’s 360 degrees Gaming Report said that the eSports…
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UC Irvine Launching eSports Arena and Scholarships

UC Irvine is premiering an official eSports program this fall. They will have a state of the art 3,500-square-foot arena filled with 80 gaming PCs. The arena will include a stage for League of Legends competitions and a live…
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Addiktz Offering $1,200 Scholarship for Women to Game More

Addiktz, a website that covers social, mobile, eSports and MMORPG gaming, is offering a $1,200 scholarship to female gamers who would like to become an entertainer (aka stream on Twitch or make YouTube videos) or who would like to…
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Check Out Team Husky, a New All-Female Competitive Overwatch Team

Team Husky, an American all-female competitive Overwatch team, was founded in late February of 2016. In an interview with EloTalk the team founder, Molly, described the process of finding the right women for the team was more than just analyzing…
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Intel and ESL Team Up to Support eSports Diversity With AnyKey Organization

ESL and Intel have teamed up to found the AnyKey organization, a group with the core goal of creating more opportunities and inclusive spaces in eSports, while also advocating for members of underrepresented communities, such as LGBTQ, women, and…
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Meet the Teams Competing in the 2016 Women’s Intel Challenge Katowice CS:GO Tournament

The final lineup of the eight teams that will be competing in the women-only Intel Challenge Katowice 2016 CS:GO tournament for a prize pool of $30,000 has been confirmed. This is the second year Intel and ESL have hosted the Intel…
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First Female Pro League of Legends Player Leaves Her Team

Remilia, the first ever pro female League of Legends player and the first ever transgender pro player, is leaving her team, Renegades. While there has been no official announcement from the team, Remi posted on Twitter saying goodbye and…
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Win Your Entire College Tuition at Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ Competition

Registration is now open for Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm eSports competition. If your Heroes of the Storm team wins, all of the members get up to $75,000 in college tuition. Altogether, more than $500,000 in tuition and other prizes are…
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Arius Gaming Looking for Members for Female Counter Strike: Global Offensive Team

Cosmic.EU and Arius Gaming have merged their female teams under the name Arius Gaming. They now have enough players to compete regularly in 5 stack competitive games of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, but they are still looking for new members…
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Daycia Harley on Competitive Smash Bros Games and Inclusivity at Tournaments

Daycia Harley’s been a competitive Smash Bros player since 2009, and she’s recently been getting more involved in streaming her gaming. Having just got back from Genesis 3 in Northern California–the largest Super Smash Bros tournament in the country,…
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iconWomen in the Super Smash Bros. Community >> Daylightful

Daycia Harley aka Daylightful interviews Super Smash Bros competitors Molly, Nyani, Liza, and Raf during Genesis 3, the huge Super Smash Bros tournament held in mid-January with over 3,500 entrants. The women talk about the tournament, their experience in the Smash community and on…
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ESPN Launches Dedicated Esports Coverage Section

ESPN is getting serious about their esports coverage, with a new esports section of the ESPN website. The site has dedicated news sections for League of Legends, DOTA 2, and Hearthstone, and they will also be doing feature stories about esports athletes…
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League of Legends New Champion Is a ‘Murderous Artist’

Do you think League of Legends has too many heroes? No, of course not. And Riot doesn’t think so either as they’ve just announced their newest champion, Jhin, the Virtuoso. Jhin is a marksman whose passive ability (called Whisper)…
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Intel Vows to Support Diversity, Women in Gaming

Intel revealed at their CES 2016 Keynote they are continuing their commitment to diversity and supporting women in the field of technology. In January of 2015 the company announced their diversity commitment at the Consumer Electronics Show, and that they’d…

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